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Lee Millar talks to Gary Heatly about his time at Myreside so far

Lee Millar kicked seven conversions on Saturday in the first XV’s victory over Hawick in the Tennent’s Premiership and the new boy has enjoyed his first few games in maroon and white.

Due to his dad’s involvement at Moray Rugby Club up north, Lee got his boots on as a youngster and made his way up from the minis into the various youth teams and then the senior side when he was still at school.

From there, he moved to the Borders for college and enjoyed a number of fine seasons playing for Gala - winning the man-of-the-match accolade in the 2012 Scottish Cup final.

His consistent form earned him a move south in 2013 and he spent three years with London Scottish and two with Rotherham Titans.

As a result the Scotland Club XV cap, who recently turned 27, has a lot of experience at a good level under his belt.

And it was no surprise that head coach Steve Lawrie was keen to get him to Myreside for the 2018/19 campaign.

“I am really enjoying things at Watsonians so far,” Lee, who was named in the Offside Line team of the week after the 54-14 triumph over the Greens, stated.

“Obviously it is a while since I played in Scotland and it takes some time to get used to new surroundings and team mates, but I have quite a bit of experience from down south so I feel I can bring something to the team this season and help guys around me.

“I have been really impressed by some of the players in the squad so far, especially the young ones who seem to have no fear, are wanting to take games to opponents and are really keen to learn and listen.

“We got the season off to quite an up and down start, but in the fourth league match away to Boroughmuir we got a good win and began to show what we are capable of.

“I think the Hawick game, with the team scoring a few tries and defending pretty well, has given us a bit of momentum, but we know that Glasgow Hawks away will be a really tough challenge this weekend.

“What is great at Watsonians is that the whole squad are always looking to improve and I think the team has a lot more to give in the coming weeks during a busy period for us.”

Article: GH Media   Photographs: Graham Gaw